Calendar (Week 4) January 24-31

Tuesday 24

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. A program for children ages 3-5 featuring stories and a craft related to a weekly theme.1 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Featuring stories and a craft for children ages 3-5.  1 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Teens on Tuesdays, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Featuring activities for teens. The program is held each Tuesday. 3-5 p.m.

eBooks – Choosing a Device ad Downloading Library Books, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. This two-hour program covers  ebook devices and instruction on how to download library ebooks. Registration required. Occurs at Boardman on Jan. 18, 24 and 28. 6 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Featuring stories and a craft related to a weekly theme for children ages 3-5. The program is held again each Tuesday and Friday. 11 a.m. (Friday), 6 p.m. (Tuesday).

Bridge Diamond Series, Adult Lounge, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-746-3251, ext. 106. The Diamond Series is an eight-week course focusing on the play of the hand. It is generally assumed that students are familiar with basic bidding concepts.  Course introduces complex bidding situations. Occurs Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13. 6-7 p.m. $50 (member)  $60 (non-member).

Saving Pelican 849: Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley,  MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-533-7572 or for more information call 1-888-8851. “Saving Pelican 849,” a movie about bird rehabilitation during the Gulf oil spill, will be shown tonight. Special guest speaker Dr. Bill Snyder will discuss the chemistry behind cleaning oil-soaked birds. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 25

Health and Wellness Walk, Mill Creek Metro Parks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road for a 2-4 mile hike. Dress for the weather, including appropriate footwear. 9 a.m.

Weekly: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class.

MetroParks Job Fair, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn about seasonal and part-time employment opportunities at the park. Representatives from several departments will be available to answer questions and provide information about jobs for the 2012 season. Held at the Davis Center. 1-5 p.m.

Writing Workshop, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116 to register. Learn about writing about meaningful, everyday experiences with facilitator Karen Schubert. Explore various topics to shape writing about these experiences. Bring a page or two of your writing to share. Call to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10.

Breastfeeding Basics, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E Market St., Warren; call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Monthly: Write On, Write Now, Work in Process Creative Writing Workshop, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932. Pig Iron Literary and Art Works and Jim Villani, center director, continue their creative writing workshop the fourth Wednesday of each month. Sessions include readings of works and a discussion. Walk-ins or occasional visitors are welcome. 7-9 p.m. $3.

Thursday 26

Hockey: Youngstown Phantoms, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600 or for tickets call 330-747-PUCK. The Phantoms play Waterloo. 7:15 p.m. $9.50-13.50.

Friday 27

Breakfast Botany: Holly Family, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Today’s morning walk in the gardens will feature a lesson about  plants in this family. The activity also includes a light breakfast. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 8:30-10 a.m. $9 (non resident), $7 (resident).

Hospice of the Valley: For Men Only, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrot Road, Poland; for more information or to register call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. The group, facilitated by Chaplain Jay Eastman, meets each fourth Friday. 8:30-10 a.m.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, Meetings Rooms 1, 2 and 3, Ground floor, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E Market St., Warren. Walk-ins welcome. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

Hockey: Youngstown Phantoms, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600 or for tickets call 330-747-PUCK. The Phantoms play Dubuque. 7:15 p.m. $9.50-13.50.

Saturday 28

eBooks – Choosing a Device ad Downloading Library Books, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. This two-hour program covers  ebook devices and instruction on how to download library ebooks. Registration required. Occurs at Boardman on Jan. 18, 24 and 28. 10 a.m. Free.

MetroMutts: Pet First Aid, Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Your dog or cat is an important part of your life. Keep them healthy and safe by learning how to recognize, respond to, and prevent life-threatening conditions. Please leave your pet at home while you attend this comprehensive workshop. You will receive pet first aid certification and a manual. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish. Registration and payment needed by Jan. 25. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MetroMutts members, $35, not-yet-members, $45. Extra manual, $20.

Landscape Watercolor Series, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Local artist Chris Leeper is teaching a series of watercolor classes emphasizing special elements in a landscape. This month, learn techniques for painting trees and flora. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register and receive a supply list. 9 a.m.-noon. $32 ($25 FFRG members).

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Featuring stories and a craft related to a weekly theme for children ages 3-5. The program is held again each Tuesday and Friday. 11 a.m. (Friday), 6 p.m. (Tuesday).

Twice Monthly: Manjushri Study Group, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-941-1735. The Manjushri Study Group and YSU Professor Julie Thomas will offer two explanatory sessions this month for those interested in learning more about Buddhist principles. This month’s topic, “Meditation101,” occurs from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 and 28. A Tara Dance Offering is also scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 28. Call for more information. 3-5 p.m. $10 (both sessions), $5 (students).

Malanka: New Year’s Eve in Ukraine, The Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown; for more information call Stephanie at 330-716-2726. Featuring dinner, music, and live entertainment. 7:30-10 p.m. $25, $10.

Sunday 29

Winter Hike: Happy Birthday, William McKinley, meets at Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Did you know that our 25th president, a native of Niles, was also an investor in the Bears Den quarry? After viewing some historic photographs, we’ll hike to the site and explore. Moderate difficulty, 3 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

Monday 30

Diabetes Day Group Class Series, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E Market St., Warren; call Diabetes Department at 330-841-9689 to register. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Physician referral required. Occurs Jan. 30 and 31 (2-3 p.m.) and Feb. 1 and 2 (1:30-3 p.m.) 2-3 p.m.

Tuesday 31

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. A program for children ages 3-5 featuring stories and a craft related to a weekly theme.1 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Featuring stories and a craft for children ages 3-5.  1 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Teens on Tuesdays, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Featuring activities for teens. The program is held each Tuesday. 3-5 p.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Featuring stories and a craft related to a weekly theme for children ages 3-5. The program is held again each Tuesday and Friday. 11 a.m. (Friday), 6 p.m. (Tuesday).

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